Gajakesari; 1 Definition(s)


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Shilpashastra (iconography)

Gajakesari (गजकेसरि) is a sculpture found at the temple of Vijayeśvara, at the southern side, superstructure of eastern śālā.—A lion is bouncing upon an elephant. The sketch of it can be seen at Bachinagudda. All round the Vimāna are carved dwarf figures of gaṇa. Some of them are atlantsand strong. Someare elegant and beautiful. There was a prākāra wall with a pavilion for Nandin but they are no more in situ. With this we come to the end of Vijayaśvara temple.

Source: Archaeological Survey of India: Śaiva monuments at Paṭṭadakal (śilpa)
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Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

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